Category Archive for: High School

Will the Obama Administration Start Focusing on Desegregating Schools?

By Evette D. Champion Once Arne Duncan ends his term as Secretary of Education in December, John King will take over. While we don’t expect much to change when it comes to federal education policy, there may be one positive change in the future. King might take the necessary steps to focus the department’s energy and…

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October 1: Start Date for FAFSA Filing for 2017-2018

While I know the 2016-2017 school year just got started, there is no such thing as starting to plan too early for the 2017-2018 school year. October 1, 2016: mark it on your calendar now. Why? Because it is the official launch date for students to start filing their FAFSA forms for the 2017-2018 school…

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From the Library: Tyrell

[easyazon_link identifier=”0439838800″ locale=”US” tag=”youblawornet-20″]Tyrell[/easyazon_link], a book for teenagers by Coe Booth, aims to paint a descriptive picture of the life of a heavily-burdened African-American teenager. Booth does this by narrating the life of fifteen-year-old Tyrell, whose life has been affected by homelessness, crime, drugs, infedility, and moral dilemmas. [easyazon_image align=”center” height=”160″ identifier=”0439838800″ locale=”US” src=”http://yourblackeducation.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/514q2BuFCNGL.SL160.jpg” tag=”youblawornet-20″ width=”109″] The protagonist,…...

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How Bad Do You Want It? Part I

I have heard a lot of motivational and empowering speeches and talks in my lifetime. I have actually delivered many motivational and empowering talks myself. It seems that the core message in every one of these speeches, talks, sermons or keynote addresses as been: “How bad do you want it?” So, I want to ask this…

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How to Help Kids Evaluate Websites as Credible Sources

Information is, literally, at the tips of our fingers when it comes to school. But do students know how to vet the sites they are using when conducting research via the Internet? According to Edutopia, “A survey found that only 4 percent of middle school students reported checking the accuracy of information found on the…

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Coca-Cola Scholarship Program Open for High School Seniors

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, offers more than a refreshing drink to those in high school. It presents students around the world with an opportunity to win a scholarship through its Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Here are the requirements: Must be a current high school or homeschooled senior Must be planning to pursue a degree…

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Imagine, Build, Create: Black Girls Code (Video)

Do you know how to code? Does your child? In 2011, Kimberly Bryant founded Black Girls Code in order to teach young girls the essential skills needed to become the “masters of their technological worlds.” The organization created by the “accidental, non-profit entrepreneur” offers after-school programs, workshops, and community outreach programs created to bring girls to the forefront of…

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Scholarships with October Deadlines

The journey to a college degree is often hindered by the financial responsibilities that go along with it. That being said, take the time to search for scholarships, and remember that not all scholarships are awarded at the end of an academic school year. In fact, there are numerous scholarships with deadlines throughout the year.…

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The Vital Role of the School Counselor

By Felicia Williams The emphasis on College and Career Readiness, and with several U.S. states struggling with the implement of the Common Core Standards, many students have become educationally distressed. While education reform uses fancy terms, new initiatives, and constantly swirls around “buzz words,” one thing still holds true: young people need to be prepared…

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